William Jacob Baer (1860-1941)

 

William Jacob Baer (1860-1941)
American Historical Realist miniature genre painter, Golden Age illustrator & teacher ;
W. J. Baer ; W.J. Baer ; William J. Baer ; Wm. Jacob Baer ; Wm. J. Baer ; W. Jacob Baer ; Wm. Baer ;
[Born January 29, 1860 in Cincinnati, OH – died September 21, 1941 in East Orange, NJ]

 

FAD record control number: 28989 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

William Jacob Baer (1860-1941) biography:

Birth: January 29, 1860 in Cincinnati, OH ;
Death: September 21, 1941 in East Orange, NJ ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Aquarius ;

Known for: Miniature genre paintings ;
Medium: Oil ;
Technique: Painting ;
Subjects: People ; genre ; figures ;

Areas: Cincinnati, OH (1860-1880) ; Munich, Germany (1880-1884) ; New York, NY (1885-1895) ; East Orange, NJ (1900-1941) ;
Region: Midwest ; North East ; Europe ;
Lived: 66 Fifteenth Street, Cincinnati, OH (1860) ; Munich, Germany (1880-1884) ; 19 East 15th Street, New York, NY (1885) ; P.O. Box 103, Brick Church, NJ (1886) ; 51 West 10th Street, New York, NY (1890) ; 110 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (1893) ; 90 Grove Street, New York, NY (1894-1895) ; 92 North Walnut Street, East Orange, NJ, moved with his family and his wife (1900) ; 174 Walnut Street, East Orange, NJ, living with his family and wife (1920) ;
Father: Heinrich “Henry” Baer (1820-1898) ;
Mother: Barbara (Humbert) Baer (1830-1922) ;
Relatives: Henry Baer Jr. (1857-1933), brother ; Johanna Baer (1871-1907), sister ; George Baer (1874-1955), brother ; Barbara Baer (1877-?), sister ;
Spouse: Laura (Schwenk) Baer (1864-1929), wife, married May 21, 1885 in Brooklyn, NY ;
Children: Ella Laura (Baer) Mounce (1887-1942), daughter ; Marian Ethel Baer (1890-1965), daughter ; Laura Baer (1895-1934), daughter ; Mildred (Baer) Smith (1899-1925), daughter ;

Training: McMicken School of Design, Cincinnati, OH under Louis Rebisso (1837-1899) (1876-1879) ; Royal Academy of Munich, Munich, Germany under Ludwig von Löfftz (1845-1910) (1880-1884) ;
Instructors: Louis Rebisso (1837-1899) (1876-1879) ; Ludwig von Löfftz (1845-1910) (1880-1884) ;
Work: Donaldson and Company, Cincinnati, OH, lithographer’s assistant (1876-1879) ; Listed as ‘artist, postal painting’ as occupation (1910) ; Scribner’s magazine, illustrator ;

Taught: Drafting & engraving for illustrators, Montclair, NJ, students referred to as ‘Carbonari’ ; Round Lake, NY school (1888-1891) ; Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY (1893-?) ;
Students:

Member: National Academy of Design, New York, NY, associate member (1913-1941) ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA ;
Exhibited with: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY (1886, 1887) ; World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL (1893) ; Universal Exposition, Paris, France (1897) ; National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1885, 1886, 1890, 1893-1894, 1894, 1894-1895) ; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL ( ) ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (1887, 1893-1894, 1903, 1908) ; Brooklyn Art Association, Brooklyn, NY (January 1886) ; Boston Art Club, Boston, MA (January 1886, April 1889, January 1890, April 1890, January 1891, January 1893) ;
Awards: Four medals while studying at the Royal Academy of Munich, Munich, Germany (1880) ; Royal Academy of Munich, Munich, Germany, director purchase prize (ca.1880s) ; Exposition Universelle [Paris Exposition], award (1900) ;

Milestones: Part of Montclair, NJ art colony ; Had a patron in Alfred Corning Clark (1844-1896), American philanthropist ; Instrumental in popularizing miniatures in America and started another period of miniatures ;

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FAD.2018.28989

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Record birth date:
May 7, 2018

Last updated: May 26, 2019 at 0:02 am

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